Fun and learning go hand in hand at KIDS University, which offers full- and half-day summer camps for children in grades 2-8 on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

The program includes seven, week-long sessions of educational and recreational courses, June 13 to July 29. Registration continues through July 24.

KIDS University is presented by the University’s Extended Studies. Full-day camps include themed activities from 8 a.m. to noon and recreational activities such as swimming and games from noon to 5:30 p.m. Half-day camps feature the themed activities from 8 a.m. to noon. Children can be dropped off between 7:30-8 a.m.

There are 54 topics from which to choose, including science, math, art, computers, writing and sports. Here’s a sample:

  • Lost Island (grades 4-6) Students imagine how they might survive if lost on an island. They learn about islands around the world and island wildlife, and they will design an island of their own.
  • Kick-Start Soccer (grades 2-4 and grades 5-8) Students learn techniques and tricks to advance their skills, all while learning about nutrition, safety and more.   
  • Se Habla Español (grades 5-8) Spanish-language novices will increase their foreign language skills with games and interactive activities. They will sample Spanish foods and learn conversation basics.     
  • The Write Stuff (grades 3-8) includes four camps aimed at improving writing skills. Students can try their hand at reimaging fairy tales, Shakespeare plays, villains and Dr. Seuss rhymes. This camp is offered in conjunction with the Northern Nevada Writing Project.


  • Half-day camps are $155 per week.
  • Full-day camps are $215 per week.
  • The four-day camps, July 5-8, cost $124 to $172.

How to register

  • Online at A parent’s and/or guardian’s active email account is required.
  •  Phone with credit card payment. Call 775-784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928.
  • Walk-in the Redfield Campus offices in south Reno: Extended Studies Enrollment Services, Room 224, Nell J. Redfield Building A, 18600 Wedge Parkway.
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